This vacancy has now closed

Counselling Support Worker – Young People’s Service

  • Part time
  • £28,690 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th February 2021

  • Advertised from 25th January 2021
  • Maternity Cover – 21 hours


Established in 1978, Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre (ERCC) provides a support, information and advocacy service for women, non-binary people, members of the trans community and young people aged 12 and over in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian who have experienced recent and/or historic sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. We also work in schools and with young people across Edinburgh and the Lothians, and strategically with multi-agency partners, towards preventing sexual violence.

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Senior Counselling Support Worker to cover one year Maternity leave and help deliver our specialist support services for women, non-binary people and members of the trans community who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their lives.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and especially welcome applications from women of colour.

This post is funded by the Scottish Government until 30 September 2021. We are committed to fundraising to try to secure further funding for this post beyond this time.

Application notes

Closing date for applications: 12noon, 15 February 2021

Interviews will be held on towards the end of February by Zoom.

Only women need apply for the above post under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Successful applicants will be subject to relevant PVG and disclosure checks.

Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre is committed to and working to achieve equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please direct any queries to Maggie Chapman, Assistant Centre Director: